Jose Mourinho has dropped another hint on his next destination as he prepares to make his managerial comeback for next season.
The Portuguese coach has been out of work since leaving Manchester United in December following a terrible start of the season.
Although it appears that Mourinho’s reputation as one of Europe’s most respected coaches remains intact. As former clubs, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, are just two of the number of high-profile roles he’s been linked to in recent months.
The 56-year-old has also been linked with a return to Chelsea for what would be his third spell in charge. Undoutably this comes in light of a difficult first campaign for the Blues under Maurizio Sarri.
Despite a promising start to his reign at Stamford Bridge, the Italian has struggled recently and is at risk of failing to qualify for Champions League football next season.
Chances of Chelsea persuading Mourinho to return for next term, however, are unlikely after he ruled out a return to the Premier League.
“I returned to London as it’s a starting point because the next stage of my career will not be the Premier League,” Mourinho told DAZN.
“The trophies [I’ve won] are my guarantee of success, even against those who try to forget all of this, but it is impossible.
“The last one was the Europa League, a year and a half ago. Some people think it was twenty years ago.
“Instead, it was a year and a half ago. Then the last final I played, despite having lost, was eight months ago in the FA Cup. But it’s passed, obviously, now I’m preparing for the future.”
Mourinho recalled his time in Italy, where he coached Inter between 2008 to 2010. Aside from winning two Serie A titles, he led the club to Champions League glory in 2010 on route to a treble.
“I found an incredible family, which made me happy every day in Appiano Gentile.
“In this connection, with the fans, there are results. Because when we win, we’re all on our honeymoon. We’d won and created this understanding that remains.
“I go around London and an Interista comes up to me and he kisses me and hugs me. Italy has been a natural habitat for me. In England, I have to be different in so many situations, in Italy instead the way of living football 24 hours a day is very Latin.”